Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review of @SparkPeople "10-Minute Beginner's Pilates Workout" on SparkPeople.com

I decided to try something a little different today. Rather than going to look for videos on YouTube, I went to look for videos on SparkPeople. I wanted to do an easy Pilates video. I found this 10 minute beginner's Pilates video to try: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-detail.asp?video=36


I did like the selection of videos - this video suited the amount of time I had, and the intensity I wanted to do. I have been walking a lot lately, and I just wanted to do something that was lower impact and didn't require shoes. 

This workout included hundreds, saws, scooping the belly, and also sitting up from lying down. The hundreds were interesting as the first set was at the beginning, and was done sitting up. I had never done that before. The other set of hundreds was lying down. 

I must point out that I am not sure that "beginner" is the best term for this workout. It starts out very easy, but I think that if I were completely out of shape, or hadn't worked out before, I might not think that this was at beginner level. 

When I did this workout, it appeared that if you wanted to buy the DVD that contained this workout, you could click on the link on the Sparkpeople Page (listed above), and you could buy the workout DVD directly from Acacia at a discount for buying through the SparkPeople site. Alternatively, the DVD is sold at Amazon: Pilates for Beginners (affiliate link). Also, it looks like Acacia TV has its own streaming channel that you can use on computers, iPhones, and iPads. I might look at it when it arrives for the Roku, my favorite streaming device, but it is marked as "coming soon". Here's the link - http://acacialifestyle.com/acacia-tv-fitness-streaming-videos/i/221/menu-link/ Sorry for the un-fancy looking links - Blogger doesn't want to do nice looking links this morning for me!

I might do this one again. I've bookmarked it for easy access later. I think I still am on the hunt for the best 10 minute Pilates video, though!



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